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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Beryllium

Town of Gilbert

Beryllium is a toxic metal that is both naturally occurring and released into the environment from industrial pollution and incineration. Beryllium can damage lungs, bones and the digestive system.

 

53

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND280ND
2013ND120ND
2014ND10ND
2015ND10ND
2016ND100ND
2017ND10ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 1 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 1 ppb for beryllium was defined by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment as a public health goal, the level of a drinking water contaminant that does not pose a significant health risk. This health guideline protects against harm to the stomach and intestines.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 4 ppb

The legal limit for beryllium, established in 1992, was based on a toxicity study in laboratory animals published in 1970. This limit does not include any additional consideration of children’s health.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-01-09PVA0476-01ND
2012-01-09PVA0475-01IND
2012-01-12PVA0815-01ND
2012-01-12PVA0814-01ND
2012-01-17PVA1028-01ND
2012-01-18PVA1137-01ND
2012-01-19PVA1240-01ND
2012-01-25PVA1556-01ND
2012-02-13PVB0899-01ND
2012-02-13PVB0898-01ND
2012-02-13PVB0897-01ND
2012-02-28PVB1867-01BND
2012-03-01PVC0073-01BND
2012-03-15PVC1257-01IND
2012-03-27PVC1957-01ND
2012-04-02PVD0073-01ND
2012-04-02PVD0064-01ND
2012-04-09PVD0611-01IND
2012-04-23PVD1652-01ND
2012-05-02PVE0219-01IND
2012-07-02PVG0068-01BND
2012-07-02PVG0062-01BND
2012-07-26PVG1876-01ND
2012-08-01PVH0103-01ND
2012-08-28PVH2122-01ND
2012-10-01PVJ0070-01IND
2012-10-01PVJ0072-01IND
2012-12-20PVL1426-01IND
2013-07-29550-7636-1ND
2013-07-29550-7634-1IND
2013-07-30550-7716-1IND
2013-07-30550-7713-1ND
2013-07-31550-7815-1IND
2013-07-31550-7810-1IND
2013-08-07550-8302-1ND
2013-08-12550-8579-1ND
2013-08-13550-8672-1ND
2013-08-26550-9435-1IND
2013-10-15201310150527IND
2013-10-22201310220364IND
2014-01-27201401270086IND
2015-01-28201501280356IND
2016-01-12201601120223IND
2016-01-19201601190321IND
2016-01-26201601260298IND
2016-02-08201602080053IND
2016-02-08201602080042IND
2016-03-02201603020441IND
2016-03-23201603230453IND
2016-04-07201604070686IND
2016-04-19201604190185IND
2016-05-31201605310460IND
2017-01-042017010408151ND